Time Keeper

wintry sundial


Whether Time gets snowed right in,

or whether snow times out,

crisply carving hourglass sands

leave shadows of a doubt.


As clock-chimes cast aspersions

where Time is running thin,

moments freeze on crystal shores

where memories have been.

Christmas Rolls Around Again

barn sundial

The Sands of Time, as snowflakes sifting,

fall through fingers empty, cold;

minutes pass as smoke-clouds drifting,

clutching tight just makes them bold.

Year grows old, on shaky legs

he makes his rounds down Memory Lane;

seconds tick to final dregs

as Christmas rolls around again.